Thursday, August 20, 2015

KABOCHA CHIFFON CAKE - Have you made one, yet?

For family gathering what else is better than making something tasty and healthy.

Canneles de Polly 2015 Un

It's been a while since I made this tasty pastry queen.  


My friend gave me a GOJI berry plant.  Amazingly it is a hardy plant and it divides willingly.  And here they are this summer.

Peach Flavored Honey Meads

For a few days, I had my doubt the success of the honey mead.  The batch of raw honey I purchased was from the local grocery store, rather than directly from the local beekeeper.   But finally after a good long waiting, at a touch of a start of a simple stir, the honey sizzled upward like an effervescent spring, in effect, it out poured out of the jar.
 Fill with filtered water.
 Stir in the morning, at noon, and in the evening.
 After a week and a half, Miracle! the Bubbles and Sizzling sound.

 Fresh crisp peaches out of my garden.
 Peel and enclose them in cheesecloth.
 Add to the mead.

 After a couple of days, take it out.  Filter the meads through fine strainer.  I like to filter them through the coffee filters.  Then, bottle them in air tight capped bottle.  The bottle should be thick
enough to withstand the developed pressure in the bottle; otherwise, you will see a big mess of shattered bottle as though you had a great champagne party.
Cap air tight and keep undisturbed in a cool dark location for several months.

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Taking an Impressionistic Art Break

This mornimg my grandsons drawing caught my eyes.  I've seen them the day he drew, but not in details.   I am quite impressed with the details he added.  A bit of drawing guide from the How to Draw seems to have awaken his creative imaginations ...   Reminds me of couple of my favorite PC's available screen backgrounds - flying birdman, happy critters in the forest...